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Processoperatörer vid stål- och metallverk





Metal processing plant operators monitor, operate, adjust and maintain single-function process machinery and equipment to process and convert mineral ores and refine, harden, roll and extrude metals.
Tasks include -
(a) setting up, preparing and adjusting mineral ore and metal processing machinery to carry out one step in the overall mineral ore or metal processing operation;
(b) operating single-function machinery to grind, separate, filter, mix, treat, cast, roll, refine or otherwise process metals and mineral ores;
(c) observing gauges, meters, computer printouts, video monitors and products to ensure the correct operation of machines and verify specified processing conditions;
(d) adjusting equipment, valves, pumps, controls and process equipment;
(e) controlling the preparation, measuring and feeding of raw materials and processing agents into the plant;
(f) controlling process start-up and shut-down, troubleshooting and monitoring outside process equipment;
(g) verifying equipment for malfunctions, carrying out routine operating tests and arranging for maintenance;
(h) analysing sample products, performing tests, recording data and writing production logs.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Ladle pourer
- Metal extrusion plant operator
- Metal heat treating operator
- Steel roller
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Blast furnace operator - 3135
- Central control caster - 3135
- Rolling mill control operator - 3135
- Metal coating machine operator - 8122

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